Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

So, I made it through my first month.  I ate dessert only once — for my son, Landon’s 30th birthday.  I made cheesecake with strawberries.  Had a small piece.  I remember it as being very good.

I have lost another 2 lbs.  Yay!  Finally.  When I stepped on the scale on Friday morning it said 166.  So, I felt good about that — a total loss of 4 lbs for the month.  Yes, I was imagining double digits, but what the hey, I’ll take it.

Generally, I’m finding I’m doing okay with not wanting any dessert.  There has been the occasional craving for something sweet like chocolate, or cookies, but I’ve managed to get over it by grabbing a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit.  I find making myself a cup of green tea helps, too.

Speaking of tea. . .

I was at David’s Teas in West Edmonton Mall on Sunday and bought some amazing ginger tea.  It’s called Organic Pu’erh Ginger and is purported to aid digestion, cleanse the blood, help with weight loss, counteract nausea, colds and sore throats.  It has a hint of orange flavour and I can honestly say it is a wonderful tasting tea.

I am committed to getting to Curves 3 times a week — therefore, because I have such a busy week ahead of me I’ll be going for two workouts before work this week.

The walking in the evening did not pan out last week, I only managed to be home one evening out of five and when I was home I was so thrilled to be there and able to cook a meal I didn’t give going for a walk even a fleeting thought.  I know it won’t happen again this week because I’m busy for the next three evenings and then I’m off to a conference for four days.  Sigh.  The only upside is that hopefully it will be much milder by the time I do find time to get a walk in.


7 thoughts on “Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

  1. Great job Kathy!!
    I am down a total of 8lbs now, which I was a little surprised at cause this last week has not been that great for me. So to lose another pound this week was awesome and shocking to be honest. But I will take what I can get! LOL. I have to lose another 7lbs by the end of March and I know I can do it if I can get my exercise back on track. This weather has been terrible for walking, so I have unfortunately missed a few of them now. And on the nights that aren’t -30 degrees it has been so bloody icy that we’ve only made it a few laps before saying “screw this”.LOL. I’m soooo looking forward to winter ending and walking in decent temps and on even ground again so that I can shed the rest of this weight.
    Well there it is, I told you I would keep you updated, and maybe I will be brave enough to even post my weight soon. HAHAHA. Keep up the great work Kathy, you’re doing fabulous!!


  2. Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. Believe me, there are days — like yesterday and today — when I want to say “what the hell am I doing this for?” because when it’s as cold as it is here all I want to do is hibernate and eat crap! I just keep telling myself there is only 3 more months left to go (is it really that long?) Trust me, Amy, yesterday I wanted to do a lot more than kick a few icicles! LOL!

  3. Well done love….I can see I will be joining you in the weight loss department from tomorrow….I just cannot put on all the weight I did when I gave up smoking last time!

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